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The ICT Young Artists Academy is a six day intensive music camp for violinists and violists.  We have a new location this year!  It will take place at Bethany College, in Lindsborg, Kansas.  The 2024 dates are Tuesday through Sunday, June 25 - 30, 2024.  The camp is limited to twenty-five students. The week will include ensemble playing, masterclasses, private lessons, technique classes, and more! 

School of Music, Bethany College



* Vivaldi Three Violin Concerto in F Major

* Maurer Concertante for Four Violins, 

                        3rd movement


*Standard Bow Strokes


*The Grossman Method

*Orchestra Excerpts

*String Pedagogy

2024 Tuition: $725 (includes housing, breakfast, and lunch)

Applications and final payments made by April 15

will receive a $50 discount

 Final application deadline is May 1, 2024 

Fill out the application below and make your payment on the payment portal below.  If you prefer, you can mail your payment to ICT Young Artists Academy, 5730 Kentford Circle, Wichita, Kansas, 67220.

A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at the time of your application by May 1; the remaining payment is due by May 31, 2024.  Any late payments will incur $50 late fee.  Openings are limited; please get your applications in early.  Email for additional information.


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Laura Hammes Black currently teaches 

violin privately in Wichita, Kansas and is on the violin faculty of Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS and Friends University in Wichita, KS.  She plays in the Wichita Symphony, the Music Theatre of Wichita Orchestra, and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra.  She is the Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley and the Concertmaster of the Bethany College Orchestra.. She freelances throughout the Kansas area. She is the Artistic Director and Strings Coordinator of Camp Allegro Wichita.  She also is on the faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI.  In 2011 Ms. Black was the recipient of the Daniel J. Sevart Award for Community Service by the Wichita Symphony.She has played in professional orchestras in Michigan and Indiana. Ms. Black has a Master of Music degree in Violin

Performance with a minor in Music History from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan.


—  Laura Hammes Black, Violin

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